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Friday, June 13, 2003  

Again, I have to apologize that things are languishing here on the blog this week. I remain busybusybusy.

Nevertheless, reading the hometown paper this morning with my cup o' joe, I came across a new argument in the President's-lying-about-WMD issue. Seemed to good to pass up, so I'll blog it on the run. From David Sarasohn, a local columnist, and one of the best I know.

"And as President Bush affirmed the next night, announcing the opening of the war, 'Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.'

"So the war had to happen immediately, March 19, and even a Canadian resolution to wait until the end of March was too dangerous. . . .

"But March, if you remember, was all about urgency. That was why we couldn't wait around for the United Nations, not another month, not another couple of weeks. Fundamentally, that's why we're now virtually alone in Iraq, with tens and tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers trying to maintain order and defend themselves. It's why the rest of the world is not only not with us in Baghdad, but also deeply dubious about what we're doing next -- and why."

The President and the President's men are desperately trying to revise history, even history barely three months old. They argue now that WMD never really had much to do with the justification for war, and anyway, the fact that there are no WMD isn't proof of a lie, but an intelligence failure. Sarasohn reminds us all, again, that that simply wasn't the case.

posted by Jeff | 11:48 AM |
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